Wednesday, 24 June 2009

The Smile

A smile is not just a reaction, but also reactive. Think of all the situations were you have been blaytantly angry and shown it.

If instead you wore a smile how would it have changed the situation?

When we smile there is a reaction in the brain that is mood altering. Not only will it help alter your mood but will also affect the moods of those around you.

It is one of the strongest facial expressions that infants naturally have from hours old which is apparently used to enhance the bonding process between mother and child.

Now use that information with your stepchildren.

Resentful/Annoyed Frowning stepmum -v- Pleasant/happy Smiling Stepmum.

Im not saying be false, but it is easy to smile and children use emotions in association. They will be happier if you are!


Some quotes that say it all:

A smile confuses an approaching frown. ~Author Unknown

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.
~Author Unknown

The shortest distance between two people is a smile.
~Author Unknown

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